The Scottish Sun – Using anti-terror laws to spy on welfare claimants

Legal and Policy Officer, Griff Ferris, commented on plans by Social Security Scotland to use RIPSA laws to deploy hidden cameras, bugs and undercover agents to investigate benefit fraud.

“The use of covert surveillance legislation to target people on welfare is disproportionate and extremely intrusive.”

 

FRAUD SQUAD – Scots welfare chiefs slammed over plans to use terror laws to snoop on dole cheats with secret cameras and undercover agents